tamerlan, killed in a shoot-out with police early friday. and with federal charges certain to be filed in the deaths of four people and the wounding of hundreds more, jim, tsarnaev could face the death penalty. >> axelrod: thank you, dean. our john miller is a former assistant director of the s.b.i., and he joins us now. hat are you hearing about the condition of dzhokar tsarnaev? >> reporter: well, he's not in good shape. he lost a lot of blood. he has a bullet wound to what appears to be the back of his neck and another to... to his leg. but that bullet wound is actually pretty intriguing to investigators. of course, he and his brother were in a big shoot-out, but they're saying that that wound to the back of the neck is very possibly a suicide attempt. they say it appears from the wound that he might have stuck a iun in his mouth and fired and hetually just went out the back outhis neck without killing him. that's one of the reasons he's unable to communicate. ut he can understand what they're saying, and they believe dhere's going to be a point where he'll be able to talk to anem.